Hong Kong’s separation of powers are gone – the old rules need not apply

If you are a little confused these days about Hong Kong’s status as a special administrative region of China, welcome to the club. Bewilderment reigns as we suddenly strain to identify anything particularly “special” about our city.Unlike every other city in China, we used to enjoy freedom of speech, assembly and the press. Now, however, you can get arrested for singing “Glory to Hong Kong” with two of your friends in a shopping mall.Now, if you question the scientific and economic wisdom of voluntary mass Covid-19 testing, you are – in the words of a Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO)…

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